Getting: "MySQL said: 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 0" when connecting through iPhone-network

  • Posted on December 17, 2014
  • CanfiaxAsked by Canfiax

I am often getting this error:

MySQL said: Lost connection to MySQL server at ‘reading initial communication packet’, system error: 0

When I am trying to connect to my database using MySQL. But the actual server (i.e. my app) runs without issues.

It seems only to happen when I am on my iPhone’s cellular datanetwork (using internetsharing). When connected through WiFi hotspots, no errors seem to happen.

Anyone knows what could be wrong?

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